International Metropolis Conference Plenary speakers

June 24 to 28, 2019

The Promise of Migration

Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation

Diana Zavala Rojas

Research Fellow

Universitat Pompeu Fabra


Diana is a survey methodologist interested in all aspects of a survey’s lifecycle. She is a specialist in multinational, multiregional and multilingual comparative surveys holding a doctorate in comparative survey methodology.

She is a member of the Core Scientific Team of the European Social Survey (ESS) collaborating on translation, measurement quality and cross-national measurement equivalence. She has participated in the design of ESS questionnaires in Rounds 6 to 10.

Currently, she is studying the feasibility of applying computational linguistic methods to survey research. In the Social Sciences & Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC) project, Diana leads a research project aimed at improving the translation process of survey questionnaires.

As an independent consultant, she is partner at SurveyWise, a survey methods consultancy.